BridgePoint Financial Services Inc.

BridgePoint Financial Services Inc.
BridgePoint Financial Services Inc.
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Since 2002, BridgePoint Financial Services Inc. (and its predecessors) has been the pioneering force in developing Canada’s litigation finance market. We are the only full-service provider of innovation funding solutions for plaintiffs, lawyers and the experts involved in advancing legal claims. The company's goal is to level the litigation playing field and to protect its clients’ rights to full and fair access to justice.

BridgePoint’s reputation and expertise has created opportunities to finance a broader range of legal claims in areas such as employment, trusts and estates, commercial, securities, class action, and mass tort in Canada, the U.K. and elsewhere.

BridgePoint Financial Services Inc. In The News
Solutions for plaintiffs key in evolving litigation finance market

While the litigation finance market has evolved as an asset class in recent years with some favouring higher stakes claims, Toronto-based litigation finance specialists  ... Read more

Door open for recovery of interest on disbursement funding

Ontario personal injury lawyers should consider taking the cautious step of integrating interest recovery as part of their overall disbursement account at settlement — ... Read more

Treatment financing critical when insurance benefits denied

Plaintiff lawyers do not like to see financing costs enter into the settlement equation if they can be avoided — but in the current litigation environment, ... Read more

Transparency, ethics at heart of OTLA policy on litigation lenders

Transparency and ethical conduct are crucial to  BridgePoint Financial Services Inc. , who was supportive of the initiative adopted by the Ontario Trial Lawyers ... Read more

Recent market trends in litigation funding and the impact

In a recent Q & A session with ,  Stephen Pauwels , co-founder and principal of BridgePoint Financial Services , a Toronto-based specialist litigation ... Read more

BridgePoint boosts access to justice

Litigation financing didn’t come naturally to Stephen Pauwels , co-founder and principal of  BridgePoint Financial Services . Coming at the idea from his ... Read more

BICO announces sale of controlling interest to Trebuchet

BICO Risk Management Inc. has announced the sale of a controlling interest in its legal expense insurance business to a consortium led by an affiliate of Trebuchet Group ... Read more

Looking for third-party litigation funding: what to consider?

Q & A with John Rossos , co-founder of BridgePoint Financial Services Inc . 1. Can you describe some of the circumstances that one would be looking for third-party ... Read more

Superior Court decision on costs 'key' for access to justice

A recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision on costs in a personal injury matter has “massive implications” for legal cost protection providers such as BICO ... Read more

FSCO ruling changed third-party funding market: Rossos

The third-party funding market changed because of a government ruling last year, John Rossos , Chairman and CEO of BridgePoint Risk Management Inc. , tells the Law Times . A ... Read more

Claims administration, third-party funding and access to justice

Third-party funding can not only be used to finance unresolved litigation, it can be applied in a claims-administration process to ensure plaintiffs get timely payment for settled ... Read more

BICO Risk Management Inc. launches personal injury litigation product

Just weeks after  BICO Risk Management Inc. , formerly BridgePoint Indemnity Company Inc., announced its new legal expense insurance product, BICO Legal Cost Protection ... Read more

Changes to the class-action indemnity market, implications for counsel

By John Rossos In the Summer of 2016, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) and British Columbia’s Financial Institutions Commission (FICOM) issued cease ... Read more

BridgePoint offers law firm financing for fair compensation in litigation

When  John Rossos  co-founded  BridgePoint Financial Services Inc.  in 2005, he and his partner, Stephen Pauwels, set out to provide the kind of funding ... Read more

BridgePoint offers funding alternatives for law firms

BridgePoint Financial Services Inc.  provides disbursement financing to law firms to help lawyers grow their practices, fund expert reports required to validate their ... Read more

BICO® helps litigation guardian in $3.5M trial award

By John Rossos BICO® was able to provide legal cost protection for a litigation guardian in Ontario, allowing their counsel, Graves & Richard Professional ... Read more

BICO legal cost protection helps secure $800,000 for injured man

An Ontario court has awarded $800,000 in damages — 25 times more than the defendant initially offered — to a 45-year-old injured man after his lawyer ... Read more

Law firm funder to lend millions to U.K. personal injury practices

SpectraLegal , a business created by BridgePoint Financial Group , has launched in England and Wales with plans to lend about £50 million to personal injury ... Read more

Standard of care evolving to include ATE indemnity advice

For personal injury lawyers launching a lawsuit, the standard of care is evolving to include advising clients of the availability of legal cost protection, or as European ... Read more

Indemnity funding agreements: an issue of privilege

A recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision highlights important legal issues concerning privilege as it relates to indemnity and funding ... Read more

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